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Sep 16, 2010 4:30am PDT
>> could changing attitudes towards marijuana use be fueling more illegal drug use? i will you about a new survey coming out today. >> living on top of high risk gas pipelines. see the east bay neighborhood at risk and what's being done to keep you this thursday, september 15th today in the east bay. >> are good morning. it's 4:30 and let's get started with rob who has a quick look at the forecast. >> starting off in the east bay, we have 60 degrees in oakland and the wind is east at 3 with patchy low clouds and we will see the weather headlines playing out similar to yesterday. clouds and inland sunshine, but the headline is what's happening towards the weekend. still a chance of showers moving into the bay area. the forecast towards the trivalley, mid 50s through breakfast time and towards lunchtime, upper 70s as you head out to pleasanton and livermore with highs in the 80s. more clouds in the weekend especially saturday evening into sunday. plan on scattered showers north of san jose. now for a check of the commute let's go over to mike. >> we may or may not see a live shot
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Sep 14, 2010 5:30pm PDT
. >>> best medicine -- teens are using common cough medicines to get high, but tonight, a surprising decision about a possible solution. >>> and top secret -- what we now know was going on in the background in some of the most famous images of the civil rights era. famous images of the civil rights era. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. it's always been a huge gulf in american society and in our workforce, especially, what men and women are paid for the same work. tonight, we can report the numbers have moved. though the reason for it isn't good. figures from this year show women earned 83 cents on the dollar compared to what men earn. that's the highest number ever recorded. the bad news is the reason for it. the economy is in such crummy shape, a ton of men have been hard hit and many women in turn have prospered in this economy. still, in terms of women's income and earning power in the u.s., the number represents a victory, a milestone, and it's where we begin tonight with nbc's michelle kosinski. she's in miami beach for us tonight
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Sep 16, 2010 6:00am PDT
>>> thanks for joining us. >> time to get to the forecast with rob. >> looks good this morning with low clouds to start the day. 50s across the board and lunchtime with 70s. a nice day around san jose. 80 degrees and 72 in oakland and 65 with patchy low clouds around san francisco. >> today will be especially difficult for fire victims and loved ones in san bruno. exactly week ago, the neighborhood erupted in flame. the heart breaking process of saying final goodbyes of those who did not survive begins. services will be held for 13-year-old je nessa greg and her mother, jacquelyn in san francisco where je nessa just started eighth grade. a separate vigil is planned for 20-year-old jessica morales. her boyfriend, joseph is going through skin grafts and he is at st. francis hospital in san francisco. doctors hope to update his condition as well as three other burn victims at 11:00 this morning. a difficult day for a lot of people. as people try to piece their lives back together, police say scammers are trying to profit. bob redell is live and it's only been a week since the expl
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Sep 16, 2010 5:00am PDT
and weather, thursday, september 16th on today in the bay. . >>> thanks for joining us. >> it is straight up 5:00. we want to get you going with a look at the forecast. >> we are off to a nice start with patchy fog that could slow the commute around the peninsula in san francisco. temperatures heading to the afternoon with 70s and 80s inland. low clouds around 4:00 and now let's check in with mike. >> a little slowing on 680 northbound. reports of a deer or another large animal that has to be clear friday the lanes. stay over to the left. chp will roll the traffic break. if it's a quick fix, we will let you know if they have to close lanes. we know about surface streets. ash bury drive regarding an investigation of a shooting involving a police officer. that will be closed, but the access to the freeway is clear. no major slowing, but a blip out of antioch. we will watch for any other slowing that develops. back to the desk. >> profit for example people's pain. believe it or not, scammers are pretending to be victims and taking free food and aid from the people who really need it. bob redell,
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Sep 11, 2010 6:00am PDT
to the 2,752 victims killed when terrorists hijacked four commercial planes that attacked the u.s. in lower manhattan 9/11 families gather at a park adjacent to ground zero. throughout the morning in shanksville, pennsylvania where united 93 flight crashed, michelle obama and laura bush will honor a ceremony to honor the passengers that fought back. plans to rebuild at ground zero are moving forward. the centerpiece, one world trade center, is expected to be completed by 2013, but with each construction step forward, there remains a connection to the past. steel beams pulled from the rubble were permanently installed this week at the entrance of the national september 11th memorial and museum slated to be finished in 2012. >> it is going to be a memorial that we will all be proud of and a memorial that will inspire people around the world. >> and always remind them never to forget. president obama also signed a probleming clamation making september 10th through 12th national days of prayer and remembrance, calling on americans also to set aside time to volunteer. amy. >> and now here's carl
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Sep 12, 2010 11:00pm PDT
in the days before the san bruno explosion, a pg&e spokesman told us this. >> we're researched phone records between september 1st and september 9th. we have no record of a call being made to report gas odor. >> leno said he doesn't believe pg&e and he has good reason. >> they're have a history of falsifying record when is it comes to the reporting of gas leaks. >> pg&e told us the same section of the gas line was deemed a high risk to fail and scheduled to be repaired in 2012. the day after the explosion, pg&e tested the section that runs through south san francisco and sound no leaks. mark tony heads the network that has been investigating for years and said san bruno is not the only high risk spot in the bay area. >> there other pipelines that are old, that have been identified as high risk for leaks and that are in the process of being replaced. >> reporter: documented filed with the puc show that the risk of failure of that section of this pipeline in south san francisco is "unacceptably high despite those repairs to that section of the pipeline." they are not scheduled to begin for two
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Sep 13, 2010 5:30pm PDT
with a member of the u.s. supreme court. justice steven breyer. >>> standing up to bullying in school. what most kids already know and what parents need to know about the problem. >>> and sudden death. a high school ball player's close call in the end zone, and what some are calling the miracle that saved his life. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. there was something about watching all those homes in california incinerated in that natural gas explosion and fire that made people think of their own homes, to see a neighborhood that was thriving just last week, gone today, makes you think twice about the dangers we all live with. in this case, the pipelines and gas mains that crisscross the country and bring energy to american homes. hundreds of thousands of miles of them passing under communities like san bruno, california. we start off just south of san francisco. miguel, good evening. >> reporter: good evening. tonight, the company that owns the ruptured line offered a bp-like fund. $100 million for families affected by the blast, but ton
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Sep 13, 2010 11:00pm PDT
a look at what used to be their neighborhood. >> fear, crying, laughter, shock. you have to laugh because -- >> denise shepherd's family lived on the block for 18 years. their house is gone. >> look, our house is gone, but not the hearth where we hung our christmas stockings. that gives us some peace, if you can call it that. >> pg&e admitted it took an hour and 47 minutes to shut the gas off after the rupture. they are looking into why. politicians want to know why gas pipelines, like the one in san bru bruno, went along the san andrees fault. >> he escaped in a car that is pliserred from the heat. he and his wife raised five kids in crestmoor. he wants to sift through the ashes. >> it courteous. map a couple diamonds laying in there somewhere of the. >> as he plapz to rebuild, he said offers of help are overwhelming. >> i get to a point where i realize how people are helping me. >> financial and emotional help so many people need. city, state and federal leaders here tonight urged everyone here to reach out for mental health services. representative jackie speer said p grkg&e will cover
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Sep 17, 2010 5:00pm PDT
. >> i still like it here. i just want us to be safer. >> reporter: you can't blame samuels for thinking her complex was, indeed, safer after a string of assaults earlier this summer, police arrested the man they say was responsible, antonio mouton. he now sits in jail, held there by $12 million bail. what's more, following the assaults, the complex's management increased the number of security guards working at the park regency. still, at around 6:00 last night, a 27-year-old woman called the sheriff's office to report she had been sexually assaulted. >> as she opened her door and entered her apartment, someone came in behind her and forced his way in. >> reporter: the contra costa sheriff's department believes this is not evidence that the park regency complex is unsafe. they do, after all, have security guards, a neighborhood watch, and security cameras. what this latest assault proves to them, though, is that no one, regardless of their circumstances should ever take their safety for granted. >> the bottom line is you can never lower your guard, and this type of incident can happen a
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Sep 20, 2010 6:00am PDT
morning to you. the idea is that you can pay up if you want to get there faster. solo drivers can use the express lane and this is for carpoolers. now if you are a solo driver and you are tired of sitting in traffic, maybe a little bit late, you can decide whether the cost is worth it to you. this runs on southbound 680 from pleasanton to milpitas. there three entry points and we will tell you the price. from 30 cents to $6. you pay using your fast track tran responder. this is new for the area and a spokesman said he knows there will be a learning curve. >> this is new for northern california. it will take time for people to understand how it works. during that process, people get it fast. mostly it's the same people driving. they will learn it and it's a great thing for bay area commuters. >> the chp is ready with extra enforcement as well. solo drivers would get ticketed if they are in the carpool lane. they are using their own tran responder reader to make sure that the solo droifrs are legitimately in the lane. if not, if you are caught doing it, the usual rules apply and the tic
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Sep 12, 2010 7:00am PDT
sanchez. thanks for joining us. a high risk of failure. that is the this morning from a pg&e document about the very pipeline that exploded two-and-a-half days ago. despite that assessment, the document shows that pg&e did not plan to replace that pipeline for another three years. nbc bay area's tracy grant is live in san bruno this morning with the details on the investigation. good morning, tracy. >> reporter: good morning, kris. we're here live at the red cross staging area here at the bay hill shopping center in san bruno. now, it's a rather disturbing document from pg&e. and no doubt, the utility and the national transportation safety board will face a lot of questions about it today at a press conference that is scheduled to begin right here in about an hour. now, it may end up confirming what caused the explosion that blasted dozens of homes and killed seven people thursday in the san bruno neighborhood, and could help authorities determine who is to blame. the documents show that pg&e knew that the section of the pipe that ruptured was at a high risk to fail. and for three yea
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Sep 15, 2010 6:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: he decided to keep those items away from us. why give up that privacy when that's one of the only things you have, when everything else has been taken away. >> this starts the healing process actually seeing it, though, now. my car is destroyed. >> reporter: how does it help in the healing process? >> well, it's there. it tells you that this is it. this is what you have. this is what happened. like i said for the people who lost lives, those are the people i -- my heart just bleeds for them. to go in there and see you lost material items, it's one thing, but to know that family members were lost, you can't place any kind of remorse in the scale that they might be feeling right now. >> reporter: the pellegrinis and other people who live within the blast zones will be allowed one more visit before a hazmat crew cleans up the area. then it will be time to rebuild. >> it's reality now, you know. >> reporter: in san bruno, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >>> nearly a week after the explosion and fire that leveled much of the neighborhood, the governor arrived to see the damage firsthand
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Sep 24, 2010 5:30pm PDT
correspondent savannah guthrie is here with us in our new york studios with more on this to start us off. >> reporter: as is customary in washington, colbert submitted prepared written remarking before his testimony, and they looked straightforward enough. when he sat down to testify, he went off script and into his comedy routine. and not everyone is laughing tonight. on capitol hill today, more evidence of why some americans think washington is a joke. the comedian stephen colbert, was billed as an expert witness on farm labor. and testified in character. >> congresswoman asked me to share my vast experience, spending one day as a migrant farm worker. i'm happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this important complicated issue, and i certainly hope that my star power can bump this hearing all the way up to c-span1. >> reporter: one congressman initially asked him to leave. >> you run your show, we run the committee. but what do you say to that, stephen? >> reporter: but the testimony went on for several uncomfortable minutes. though not every member gave him undivided attention.
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Sep 10, 2010 5:30pm PDT
the coast from us here in california. it was dinner time last night, about 6:15 in san bruno, california, the routine of a normal thursday in the neighborhood was shattered by an explosion so loud it was heard for miles. then came the geyser of flames shooting 300 feet in the air and then the noise. people near the blast zone understandably thought it was an earthquake, a nuclear explosion, perhaps a plane had gone down. turned out to be a natural gas line exploding and a fire that wasn't brought under control until just this afternoon. san bruno is a city of abo 30,000 people, give or take, just south of san francisco, just west of that city's airport, sfo. federal investigators have converged on the neighborhood where the gas main blew up. we begin our broadcast tonight from the scene. our own kristen welker and miguel almaguer are there for us. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the blast has already been called a state of emergency. this city reeling from an explosion so powerful it claimed lives and forever charred the landscape here. as day broke in a neighborhood not
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Sep 29, 2010 5:00pm PDT
supplied us with copies of documents they received when they hired her in 2000. included is an employment application for the question, can you legally accept employment, the yes box was checked. >> we hired nikki through an employment agency and had relied on them obviously to verify that she was legal to work here. >> reporter: san yoen's attorney claims they received a letter from the social security administration in 2003 alerting them of the potential problem. she says there was a policy of don't ask, don't tell. for the nine years she worked for the whitmans. >> instead, nikki, the employee was told to quote, check on this, end quote. the employer, however, never asked her about this again. she alleges that she saw these letters after they were thrown in the trash. >> whitman maintain she was not aware of her san yoen's immigration status and when she was aware, she had no choice but to terminate her. allred plans to present evidence that proves whitman knew san yoen what's in fact an immigrant. >>> after being mauled by two dogs in a san jose neighborhood, police say a german sheph
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Sep 15, 2010 11:00pm PDT
to use it first. >>> then living on high-risk pipelines. the other bay area neighborhoods built on them. and -- >>> it's basically playing russian roulette with the customers. >> how pipeline problems could happen again. one man said pg&e's records are proof that customers should be worried. >> while the loss of lives is i am measurable, there are new numbers tone on the structural damage from that deadly explosion in san bruno, more than $37 million in damage, more than 30 million in private properties, 6 million in structures and sidewalks. 30 homes were destroyed and another ten had substantial damage. >> exactly one week after their neighbor erupted to flames and sorrow, the heartbreaking process of saying their final gooz b goodbyes to those who didn't survive begins. as they mourn, an eternal watchdog group is digging up eternal proof that pg&e are operating on dangerous pipeline. jean looks at those claims. jean? >> an attorney who has been litigating against pg&e after equipment failures says the devastation here should not be so widespread. the ntsb issued this document in 1992
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Sep 18, 2010 7:00am PDT
of us, but by later this afternoon it is closer to mendocino county. it is an overnight event for the north end of the bay. tomorrow it gets closer to oakland and through redwood city. san jose, los gatos, those places south probably are not getting anything but mist and drizzle during the morning hoursle. a quarter inch from san francisco north. a half inch to an inch up through santa rosa and ukiah. it will still be a little muggy today with 70s and 80s for highs. i'll go over the seven-day in a bit. >>> thank you very much. election day is turning yet to another violent day in afghanistan. the polls have just closed but not before five separate rocket attacks were launched in kabul as people attempted to vote in the country's parliamentary election. rockets struck other major cities throughout the country as well. several people were killed by these attacks. the violence forced some centers to close. more than 2500 candidates are fighting for 249 seats in parliament. >>> here at home nine days after a san bruno neighborhood was leveled by a gas pipeline explosion we still k
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Sep 23, 2010 6:00am PDT
in santa rosa. at noon the warm upstarts. most of us reaching the 70s. the city will be at 87. at 4:00, a bit breezy and that's the sea breeze for the inland areas. coming up, a hot weekend forecast. possibly seeing triple-digit temperatures. >> getting warm out there. new this morning, it's a tense morning for families forced out by a new gas leak. this comes on the two-week anniversary of the san bruno explosion. christie smith is live in orinda with what's going on out there this morning. christie? >> good morning. i have new information for you. i just got off the phone with the city manager who is on scene and told me that pg&e capped the gas leak. natural gas is not leaking anymore in the downtown area. it's still not a clear scene. here's what we know. it was about 11:15 last night and an outside contractor was work on a paving project near mo raga way and a back hoe hit a gas line. there were reports that this was a six-inch gas line and neighbors in about a dozen homes were evacuated, but it was actually a two-inch gas line. people were allowed back home quickly. for now, n
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Sep 17, 2010 4:30am PDT
, september 17th, today in the bay. >> per good morning. 4:30 and thanks for waking up with us early. let's start with rob with a look at a cool forecast. >> over the next couple of days, temperatures will be cooling off and it's muggy outside in the east bay. 63 degrees in oakland and mist falling with the low clouds amount of quick check with 67 degrees to start off the morning and the golden gate bridge commute with fog towards the peninsula. that shows you we have action towards the northwest. that aims in just to the north of the ukiah and itville showers to the south. around dublin, 78 degrees and pleasanton to 82 and livermore to 82. east bay locations like richmond and oakland in the 70s. pleasant hill will be in the 80s and pitsburg is 82. the first half of the weekend is looking drier. sunday plan on a few showers to see what you can plan on for the friday commute. here's mike. >> hopefully we are planning on friday light, but muggy or not, some folks decided to go for a walk. three to five juveniles are walking along 880 at the 92 interchange and now chp is talking about holdin
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Sep 22, 2010 11:00pm PDT
, robbing her of $200 before getting away. >> it gives us a black eye in law enforcement. >> he says bad guys who pose as cops make it tougher for the good guys to do their job. >> when you have that little bit of doubt in people's mind, it makes it that much more difficult. >> while police beg to look for name tags or badges or any sort of identification, most people admit that's not what they do. >> i'm pretty nervous. i don't know if they like it if you ask for their badge or their name. >> honestly, they're probably wearing a badge, and if they look official, i probably wouldn't give it a second thought. even though i've heard of this happening before. >> he says posing as a cop is unusually easy to do. >> through the internet or mail order stuff, you probably could buy almost everything. >> what's unique in this case, the suspect's black suv, possibly a chevy tahoe, with flashing lights on the grille is almost identical to the real p.d.'s brand new undercover cars. now, the suspect is described as a black man in his 30s, bald and clean shaven. police say that there were likely dozen
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Sep 10, 2010 5:00am PDT
morning. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm scott mcgrew in for brent. garvin thomas will be joining us from san bruno throughout the morning. >> right now we want to fill you in on the latest details about the san bruno explosion. as of this moment, one person is confirmed dead. and more than 20 people are injured. the explosion and fire destroyed 53 homes, damaged at least another 120. >> safety crews will get together in about an hour. they will survey the damage and decide when it's time to start to search for survivors, for more dead. we have at least one confirmed death, search and rescue operations could begin any time. >> if this is the first time you're hearing about what happened, here's the details. the initial explosion actually happened just after 6:00 last night near glenn view park in san bruno. witnesses say flames shot 200 feet to 300 feet in the air. winds fueled those flames. they jumped from house to house to house in the neighborhood. >> we have new information coming from the fire chief in the area that is now six people have died in this fire. so it has gone from one c
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Sep 11, 2010 5:00pm PDT
officials will brief us in a couple of moments. we will go to them live. this is a look at the press conference that should begin any minute now. here is what we have learned so far. state and federal regulators have ranked the gas line that ruptured as high risk because it ran through a highly populated area we already knew one of the people who died in that blast was 44-year-old jacquelin greg who worked for the california public utilities commission. at the time of her death she was working on plans to upgrade another risky section of that same gas line 2 1/2 miles away. this new information raises several new questions of pg&e and federal regulators. we are working to get answers to those questions. we have new information tonight on the victims. investigators uncovered two more bodies in the rubble this afternoon. that brings the total number of people killed to six. nearly 60 others were injured and four are in critical condition tonight. the president sent his condolences today to the governor and we are waiting for this press conference to begin with federal regulators in san
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Sep 20, 2010 7:00am PDT
or did he steal the idea from his harvard classmates. they settled for $65 million, now they'll tell us while they think they deserve more. now they'll tell us while they think they deserve more. monday, july 20, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a monday morning, i'm matt lauer. >> officials in bermuda are saying that they are still trying to assess the damage from hurricane igor. >> hurricane force winds and driving rain has led to extensive power outages. >> it looks pretty this morning. >>> also ahead, former president jimmy carter is in the house and we'll be speaking to him about a number of topics including the rise of the tea party, those two american hikers still being detained in iran and what he seeses a his own place in history. >>> on a different note, there are new problems for lindsay lohan. could the troubled actress be sent back to jail after she admitted that she failed a court ordered drug test. we'll have the latest on that story as well. >>> let's given with the damage caused by hurricane igor i
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Sep 24, 2010 7:00am PDT
.n. the president of iran infuriates the u.s. delegation with his controversial comments about 9/11. this as two americans remain in his jail. this morning, the one hiker who was freed, sarah shourd, speaks out in her only live morning show interview. >>> and back behind bars, lindsay lohan faces a judge this morning after failing a drug test just three weeks out of rehab. and she could be headed right back to jail today, friday, and she could be headed right back to jail today, friday, september 24th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira. this morning, residents in parts of wisconsin and minnesota are bracing for another round of flash floods. >> really heavy downpours over the last 24 hours or so and they've prompted officials to issue evacuations, even activate the national guard in some towns. we'll get al's forecast coming up in just a couple of minutes. >>> and the latest ton actor that appeared in the popular movie "the 40-year-old virgin" who's now been found
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Sep 10, 2010 6:00am PDT
. thank you for joining us. i'm scott mcgrew in for brent cannon, as we follow this developing story. this massive fire that started overnight and continues to smolder. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. garvin thomas is anchoring our coverage from the field this morning. a lot going on. >> dozens of homes still smoldering after the fireball in san bruin no we have crihristie smith as well, bob redell there. christie at a shelter, bob redell at a command center and he has word from neighbors who said they smelled gas as far back as a week ago. first we go to garvin joining us live from the neighborhood with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. we are on san bruno avenue, the best way to describe it is around the corner from the fire. you can see the roadblock up behind us. a couple people talking to the officers right now, perhaps showing i.d. saying they live up the street. people are interested to find out what happened to their homes. let's get you up to date on the latest on this fire. the area we're talking about, claremont and glenn view drives in san bruno, that's where the explosi
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Sep 11, 2010 7:00am PDT
morning to you. thanks for joining us. i'm kris sanchez. federal investigators and the people who survived the san bruno blast will return to the nabd this morning looking for the same thing. answers to how could this happen. we have live team coverage today in the bay's bob redell has a story of the people who live there and lost so much but we begin with christy smith with the latest. >> reporter: good morning to you. you know, ntsb investigators are beginning their work but they have already met with pg&e for sometime and they asked for an extensive history of this pipeline. things like excavation work around it that may have perhaps damaged it. but they say it will take time to get to the bottom of why this pipeline exploded and the fire that followed it leveled a neighborhood. here's what we know t. 30-inch gas pipeline was installed in 1956. investigators will send part to a lab in washington, d.c. for analysis. the toll is staggering, four dead, 52 people injured, seven people hospitalized with critical burns and there are still three homes left to search. if it's cool enough dogs w
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Sep 21, 2010 6:00am PDT
. approach from the camden side and use bret hart drive as well heading towards the middle school, but it affects local traffic. we don't know how long it will last. the police department is doing the investigation. it's over a one-mile area. that's the reason for the closure. we will follow this and the rest of the freeways are moving smoothly. back to you. >> we also have a developing story we are following. nbc news said nine u.s. soldiers are dead from a helicopter crash in afghanistan. the deaths make 2010 the deadliest year for foreign troops. a few details really available about the crash at this time. the taliban claims to have shot down the helicopter and nato said there no reports of enemy fire in the area. >>> new this morning, we have a safety alert for women. east bay police said to be alert as you get in and out of your car. they sexually assaulted two women and are looking for him. christie smith is at lake merit where the attacks happened. >> good morning. we have been out here talking with a lot of women who are exercising and kind of surprised that no one has hea
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Sep 10, 2010 7:00am PDT
in there. he was looking for us. once he discovered we were gone, i guess he went the other way and i thought i'd lost him. but fortunately i seen him pop up on the back of the street on the other side, we came up two opposite streets, so -- >> let's make the point, everybody in your home got out safely, and that's very good news. tell me about this house, though. this was your parents' house. i know that you grew up there and moved back in after your mom passed away. >> yes. >> had just remodelled it? >> right. >> what was it like to see it in flames? >> heart-wrenching. it really was. it was hard to watch. but the main thing is my intermediate family got out. the other things can be rebuilt and other things can be, you know, replaced, but you can't replace family members. >> where are you going to go from here, bob? where are you going to stay? >> oh, i got wonderful friends, wonderful friends that have offered homes for me to stay in, cars to drive. a friend of mine, bert, offered me a house to stay in and gave me a truck if i need it. we're staying with some wonderful friends, dav
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Sep 19, 2010 7:00am PDT
to be a car pooler to use it. where it is and how much you'll have to pay just ahead. >>> from nbc bay area, reporting what matters to you, this is "today in the bay." >>> good morning, everyone. 7:00, sunday morning is the time. hope you're having a great weekend and thank you very much for making us part of it. i'm garvin thomas alongside craig herrera. >> good morning. >> i saw a little sunshine. >> south bay sunshine. >> south bay and east bay. >> going to get a little. not a complete washout. some has come through san francisco into the north end of the bay. 50s and 60s about everywhere. what we'll get will be a little rain, 58 in san francisco, 56 in livermore. here is the radar and the front, one of them is coming through right now. a lot of rain from sacramento up through checo and up into the high sierra. behind it there's unsettled air coming in. this is within the past hour. you got a couple rain drops in san francisco, parts of ma rin county into napa, solano and east side of the bay. your daily planner for today. scattered showers for the north end of the bay, by 8:00. noon, we
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Sep 23, 2010 4:30am PDT
's coming towards us from hayward and you will see construction marked there. no slowing through the scene from davis up to 90. you might find a lane blocked, but from the same angle, the headlights are moving and we don't see anything visible from the coliseum, but not as far south as the marina. northward as far as that maze. east shore freeway, no delays. no overnight wind advisory for the bridge itself, but we have surface street issues that might affect highway 24. more important than traffic, that's the bigger issue. i will handoff to you. >> new this morning, tensions running high in one community where crews working to cap a gas leak that leaked for some families out of their home overnight. christie smith is live in orinda with the latest on the leak. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. pg&e crews are out here working hard to cap this leak, but it's not capped yet. the entire downtown area of orinda is cordoned off. we see fire trucks and yellow tape around ba raga way. a heightened sense of concern after what happened in san bruno. i spoke with the city manager who told me w
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Sep 19, 2010 11:00pm PDT
faith. >> right on. >> that's all for now. i'm ann curry. for all of us here at nbc news, i'm ann curry. for all of us here at nbc news, thank you for joining us. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com until two years ago, when my dad transferred to istanbul. they settled in quickly. found their local deli. a few shortcuts. and a neighborhood hangout. but there's one thing they miss. their beloved hometown team. so i asked citi -- how many thankyou points it would take to give them something special. their old seats, 5 and 6, row c. [ male announcer ] citi thankyou points can be used for almost anything you choose. what's your story? citi can help you write it. >>> right now at 11:00, politics gets personal. for the second time in weeks, an oakland city council member is the victim of a crime. >>> plus, the investigation tonight after police discover bomb-making materials at a home in danville. >>> and the success of your children is priceless, but would you actually pay them to do well in school? the results of a school where kids earn up to $100 for good grades. the news starts r
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Sep 23, 2010 6:00pm PDT
. >> that was one of the most devastating moments. they tore us apart. three different cells. i screamed all night long. that was when it hit me that we were in prison. >> shourd says they were in iraq's culture and there was nothing on their hike to indicate they were crossing to iran. shourd's mother was in the audience and they talked about their bond. >> there was only one day that i just gave up. i didn't get out of bed, didn't eat. just cried. didn't speak to the guards. i had to pick myself up and keep going for my mom and for everyone else that loved me and for god. that's what makes you not give up. shourd said she hopes that her fiance and friend will be released as well and added that she has no animosity toward iran's president and hopes to meet with him this week while he's in new york. >>> the clean-up has begun in san bruno. crews spent the day removing the rubble left behind from three of the 35 homes destroyed. workers sprayed the homes with water to prevent dangerous materials from entering the air. >> it's difficult. i mean, it's two weeks after the event and now, we are going i
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Sep 27, 2010 5:00am PDT
in the bay. >> per good monday morning and thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia cannon. >> i'm brent cannon and jennifer hill is taking a look at one the hottest days of the summer, but it's fall. >> hopefully the last really hot day of fall. we have seen cooler morning temperatures. this is a look at the 8:00 a.m. forecast. 62 degrees in oakland and 59 degrees in san rafael. take a look at my 12:00 more cast. 84 in san rafael and in fairfield and nor n livermore. very hot expected today, but i will tell you about the cool down. i know you have been watching the bay bridge. >> i want to remind you to check the calendar. we are looking at this right in the middle of this shot for about seven minutes and as we get ready, they cleared it. no delays here. san mateo bridge and no delays here either. off of 880 and the watch will be crowded in about 20 minutes and the volume will increase. back to you. >> new this morning, a bay area city is talking about doing away with toys in kids meals. the san francisco land use and economic committee will consider an ordinance today that would set nu
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Sep 27, 2010 6:00am PDT
affect his fate. an attorney filed an appeal after a u.s. district judge in san jose cleared the way for executions to resume. they have been suspended since 2006 when the death penalty was considered unusually cruel. the state overhauled the procedure and san quentin's death chamber has been rebuilt. the new regulations have not been reviewed by a judge causing concern. the 56 your old brown is on death row for the 1980 rape and murder of a 15-year-old riverside girl and slated to die on wednesday. >>> with more than a month to the november elections, tuesday night's debate between jerry brown and meg whitman will be critical. the latest poll has whitman and brown in a dead heat with 18% of voters still undecided. analysts say whitman has been making her case to voters for months now with costly tv ads. brown just started his ad campaign and may have a bigger challenge, especially with young voters. >> if you were born in the 70s or 80s, you have no knowledge of jerry brown as governor of california. no actual memory probably. >> analysts say brown has to reintroduce himself to vote
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Sep 14, 2010 5:00am PDT
stories and traffic and weather, tuesday, september 14th on today in the bay. >>> thanks for joining us. >> it is 5:00 this morning. >> we want to start with developing news out of iran. berkeley grad student sarah shourd is now free. nbc news broke the story in the last half hour. the iranian government was demanning a half million bail. the family was pleading for help and the details are still coming in. we hope to bring you a live report today later in the bay. >>> in the meantime it's 5:01 and we want to check the forecast and welcome jennifer hill this morning. good morning. >> good morning and thank you. a little cool yesterday, but today things start to warm up. we have the low clouds hugging the area and those will burn off by the time we reach the noon hour. by noon we are getting to the 60s and 70s and by 4:00, upper 70s for fairfield and livermore. in the 60s over san francisco and santa cruz. >> sounds like a great day. let's see how your commute is shaping up. as a view across the bay, looking nice right now. westbound with the tail lights away from the hayward side where
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Sep 16, 2010 5:00pm PDT
camera one man told us after searching for hours, he didn't find anything that he could keep. well, the people with red-tagged homes are facing the worst challenges. some work is still being done on the green-tagged homes where residents have been able to return. >> this lady here, the blast actually broke her window in the master bedroom and the soot carried throughout the house. >> reporter: serve pro is one of the countries pg&e is paying to go through these homes and remove the residue and scent left in these homes that could cause respiratory problems. these burned bits on the ground are pieces of paper, photos or chemicals that crews are picking up. public works is worried about what would happen to the ash and chemicals if weather forecasts are accurate and it actually rains this weekend. these bags filled with rocks are being placed around catch basins to filter out sediment and hazardous materials before they get washed into the bay. >> right here where we are, we're in the lowest location, so everything is going to run this way if it rains. >> reporter: now, the city of s
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Sep 10, 2010 4:30am PDT
. for more information go to the district's website, fbpsd.k12.ca.us, or call 650-616-7180. >>> this morning neighbors in the area are lobbing serious accusations at pg&e. bob redell is live in san bruno this morning. neighbor says they smelled gas coming out of street gutters for a week? >> about a week and a half. good morning to you. you are correct. i'll have more of that in a minute. i wanted to update you on information. the last we heard officially from the fire officials was this this fire was roughly 50% contained. but this morning, about 20, 30 minutes ago i talked to a fire official with the cal department of emergency services, and they tell us that they believe that number has increased. let me give you a lay of the land. we are on glenn view that cro cross street is san bruno. if you zoom in, will you see a white glow of smoke. that's where the fire is contained. this person i spoke to said they were under the impression that this fire should be close to 100% contained by dawn. right now everything in that area that is going to burn has burned, according to him. in other words,
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Sep 14, 2010 6:00pm PDT
to explain that to us. >> reporter: the cpuc says yes pg&e will be asked to pass along any costs not covered by insurance, to you an me, the customer. that applies to cases of wildfires larger than an acre that burned a billing or home, and it would not apply in the case of this explosion. still, the idea is not going over well in the san bruno neighborhood as people here are just beginning to pick up the pieces after thursday's deadly explosion. the san bruno explosion, pg&e says the $992 million it has in insurance money will likely be enough to cover the cost of repair here, but the agency saw what happened in southern california during the '07 wildfires which ended up costing the utilities there $1 billion. >> pg&e, along with the southern california utilities, have requested that we be allowed to recover costs from wildfires that are not covered by insurance. >> reporter: but opponents say requiring the utilities to cover their own costs helps ensure they will be invested in inspecting and maintaining equipment to minimize risk. >> this is a matter of fundamental safety. >> they kicked
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Sep 15, 2010 6:00am PDT
jose, 65 san francisco. but the seven-day forecast puts us in a weather u-turn. you might need the umbrella this weekend. we'll explain why coming up. >>> and new this morning, governor schwarzenegger will get his first glimpse in person of the devastation in san bruno. he is returning from a trip to asia. he was there working to bring more jobs back to california. >>> in san bruno this morning, investigators zeroing in on what could have been done to prevent the disaster. some state leaders think the shutoff valve should shut off automatically and that may have saved some lives. just one of many accusations being leveled at pg&e charged with putting lives at risk. this morning we have information on a whistle floer tablower tak to court. bob redell is live this morning. we understand this lawsuit was filed weeks before the deadly gas line explosion. >> reporter: you can correct, a few weeks prior. good morning to you, laura. it should be noted this whistleblower has never worked on the gas pipeline that exploded here in san bruno, but mike wiseman, from los altos has worked on
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Sep 15, 2010 7:00am PDT
to the two other americans still jailed there? this morning, their mothers join us for a live interview. >>> and zapping the fat. two new devices promise to help give people better-looking bodies without needles, injections, or exercise. can they really work for you? we'll tell you today, wednesday, can they really work for you? we'll tell you today, wednesday, september 15th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira. christine o'donnell virtually unknown just a few weeks ago, but this morning she's officially the gop's candidate for the senate seat vacated by joe biden. >> o'donnell is now the sixth tea party candidate to win a race this year. but this morning, some are saying her win could actually be a costly blow to the republican's hopes of reclaiming control of congress in november. why? we'll explain. and we'll talk to christine o'donnell about her victory, straight ahead. >>> also ahead, for the first time, we're hearing from the connecticut doctor who was the o
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Sep 20, 2010 5:00pm PDT
before he's able to share it with us. live in south san jose, damien trujillo, nbc bay area news. >> this attack certainly serves as a reminder to serve extra precautions with trail running and here are some safety tips from police. be aware of your surroundings. don't wear head phones. vary your route. don't run the same trails every day. carry whistle with you, and whenever possible, jog with someone else. >> pg&e executives today acknowledge they have to rebuild trust with their customers following that explosion of that undergrad gas pipeline in san bruno. in a news conference, company leaders announced the release of a list of the company's 180s riskiest sessions of gas transmission lines. utility has also set up a hot line so customers can call and find out if their homes are within 500 feet of a line. pg&e says winning that customer confidence is vital. >> we believe that the best way to do that is to provide you all with the facts. get the facts out there and be transparent and be open. >> they might have about each one of these things. >> pg&e operates more than 6,000 mi
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Sep 13, 2010 5:00am PDT
this monday, september 13th, today in the bay. >> per good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia cannon. >> i'm brent cannon. thanks for waking up with us this morning. we will check in with rob. >> the forecast looks good though you may run into patchy fog including around san jose. 56 degrees and notice the wind southeast pumping in that marine air from the gilroy and morgan hill area. the temperatures, we warm up into the 70s and upper 70s in the warmest places and 75 in san jose. 60 in san francisco where mike may see mist with the morning commute. >> a commute with the mist on the side or on the front. we will see. looking around to the east bay where we have a number of incidents with a deer being hit by a car. they are consolidated to one after clarifying the locations. at willow avenue, the deer has made its way off of the roadway. the commute just 18 minutes. an easy drive and a quick look with chp activity. the pedestrian off of the bridge. you are not supposed to do that. that's not safe. so far, so good. >> people are getting a look at the homes while the investigatio
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Sep 14, 2010 6:00am PDT
if they lowered that amount or the family or someone came up with the money. the u.s. couldn't do that. >> she reportedly had health issues that may have been part of the factor why she got off and the other two are still in. new developments and it looks like good news for sarah shourd. we are continuing to follow this and will bring you the latest. we want to help you get ready for work. checking out the forecast and jennifer hill is in this morning for rob. >> it feels fallesque out there this morning. the temperatures got chilly and they are cool right now. starting out with the 50s and 52 in santa rosa. today that starts a warping trend. we will see the low clouds and the fog burning off early. there is a look at the forecast highs today. >> looks good. thank you very much. new to new information on the san bruno disaster. right now investigators are searching for the people missing since thursday's deadly explosion. we have the latest overnight developments covered from several angles. chris sanchez has a look at the new proposal that would leave taxpayers footing the bill for similar di
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Sep 14, 2010 11:00pm PDT
to report smelling gas. live team coverage tonight. >> first george joins us with elizabeth's tragic story. a mother killed and a daughter fighting to stay alive. george? >> reporter: cindy braun, her husband alan, and the sister are here at st. archbishandy arnold. they hope she will recover and return home soon. >> word spread quickly that one of their own was severely burned in last week's explosion in san bruno. >> when we found out our sandy was down there, this became a different story,. you know.kn i bebeingg affffected by it becau we're kind of close knit. >> sandy arnold was visiting her sister and mother, 81-year-old elizabeth torres. torres died. arnold, sher sisther sister cin brother arnold suffered third-degree burns over 60% of their bodies. >> when these things happen, you feel terrible, but you never think it will be somebody that you're so close to or that you know. >> sandy's husband was at his petaluma home and saw the news on tv and knew immediately that sandy was in the neighborhood. >> he had been trying to reach sandy on the cell phone, and he says, i can't get ahol
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Sep 18, 2010 5:00pm PDT
francis is in san bruno with the latest for us. hello, monty. >> the name of the person who filed this lawsuit is steve dare. his house was not damaged in the fire, but he was evacuated from his home for three days. mr. dare is suing pg&e and san mateo superior county court. he names himself and others similarly situated indicating this could become a class action lawsuit. the lawsuit was filed yesterday, it accuses pg&e for negligence for the explosion that killed seven people and destroyed 40 homes here on september 9th. the suit seeks to turn over the victim's fund set up by pg&e by a third party that would manage that money. it would also seek damages beyond that amount. pg&e is expected to turn over that list in its 100 most vulnerable sites, state senator leyland ye's office tells us the information is scheduled to be handed over 2:00 monday afternoon. >> the people and residents have a right to know where these pipes are so they can make a conscious decision, should i live here? >> pg&e has refused to turn over the list, arguing making the information public would be a thre
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Sep 14, 2010 7:00am PDT
. that reporter is sharing her side of the story with us in a live interview, today, tuesday, side of the story with us in a live interview, today, tuesday, september 14, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome to "today" this tuesday morning, i'm meredith vieira. >> i'm carl quintanilla in for matt this morning. we are following breaking news out of iran. sarah shourd released from the prison where she's been held since last july. >> it comes after months of intense negotiations. an emotional morning for shourd's family as well as the families of the two men being detained. what led to this morning's sudden release and what will happen to the other two hikers? andrea mitchell will join us live from tehran. >>> the alarm wag more teenagers are getting high. it's called robo tripping. it involves common cough medicines and could soon force you to get a prescription just to buy them. we'll get details on that just ahead. >>> plus, a high school football player's heart races as he scores the game-wing touchdown. not from excitement, he was actually having a heart attack
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Sep 17, 2010 7:00am PDT
anything. >> meredith. >> beth holloway's attorney is with us. >> hey, meredith. >> this came as a total surprise to you as well, she never told you she was going down to peru? >> she had already been down there a couple days before i knew she was there. >> why wouldn't she tell you? you're her lawyer. >> i've been her lawyer for five years. she knows i'm very cautious. i think she knew if she asked me what i thought, she might not like the response or ir would ask her to think about it a little more. >> you would have advised her not to do it? >> i think she made up her mind to do it and she didn't want to hear anything to the contrary. >> what did she tell you she was going to do there? what was she after? >> she said she went to see joran, she didn't give me any of the substance of what she was going to talk about, the purpose or how she was going to accomplish this, she just wanted me to know that she was down there so i could get her back if something happened. >> this is a maximum security prison, how did she get in there with a dutch television crew? >> i have no idea. >> you don'
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Sep 17, 2010 6:00pm PDT
's why one man told us today, that he is not letting any companies into his house until he has personally spoken to pg & e about them. another woman had an appointment with servepro and they didn't shoip. live, tracy grant, nbc bay area news. >> thanku, an e, & e documents sevealed there are fourunroe at hi ghri tsg or f aee wrehek or at nbca.ayre a line 132, the peipelin ieln s br or neliblbl.ew. line 1,13 south bay/sacramento delta. line 107o t livermore. line 108 runs to sacramento. >> emotional good by for a mother and daughter who died in the san bruno explosion. ♪ ♪ >> hundreds turned out for the funeral mass at a church in san francisco to honor jacqueline greg and her 13-year-old daughter. classes were chanced so students could attend. people spoke of their memories of the mother and daughter. >> who were jackie and genessa. jackie greg, beautiful mother, and loving wife. dead kate e dedicated, passional. strong, in fell gent. genessa, the epitome of innocence and love. a tour de force with character and personality. >> jacqueline's husband and eldest daughter were not home a
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Sep 20, 2010 6:00pm PDT
date. give us the confidence that we need, not only as a city but also as a resident, that the lines in san jose are well operated and well maintained and that if there was maintenance that needs to be done it gets done. >> reporter: lunch time brings huge crowds to restaurants on the northeast corner of the intersection. long-time businesses like the casa greek cafe say they are concerned about working near a risky pipeline. this he mr. to write a letter to pg&e, urging the power company to fix the pipeline now. >> people are going to hear about, this the more they hear about it the more they will be concerned. so we certainly need to have something done immediately. >> reporter: fellow business owner garcia agrees. he is opening up a new restaurant next moment and says this is news he did not want to hear. >> my reaction to that is not good, especially after what i saw in san bruno, because something like that, that would be be disastrous here. >> reporter: another pipeline in question is in milpitas near 237 and ranch drive. state of san jose tells me it will be meeting with pg&e
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